Note: For my raw purist readers, this soup isn’t raw. As I’ve mentioned before (numerous times), I’m currently very high raw, but am not 100% raw at this time.
I live for fresh, raw juices and smoothies and veggies and fruit, nuts and seeds – but sometimes a gal just needs a bowl of yummy, herbalicious, flavorful (hot) soup on a cold winter’s day.
Enter: Rainbow Chard + Butter Bean Soup
Rainbow Chard + Butter Bean Soup
- 6 cups water
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 2 cans butter beans
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- bunch of frozen Rainbow Chard (that was from my garden)
- about 1 - 2 cups of certified organic whole wheat couscous
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (I used Tropical Traditions Certified Organic Virgin Coconut Oil)
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- sprinkle of paprika
- garlic salt to taste (I used Himala Salt Certified Organic brand.)
- freshly ground flax (for sprinkling on top)
- Add the beans, tomatoes, rainbow chard, frozen peas, and cream of celery soup to your pot.
- Pour in 6 cups water (or broth – I didn’t have any).
- Add herbs, onion, garlic (or garlic salt like me).
- Add the coconut oil.
- Turn heat to medium.
- Once the frozen veggies are tender and the soup has really heated up, add the couscous.
- Cover with a lid.
- Simmer for half an hour or so.
- Sprinkle with freshly ground flax and enjoy!
Kale is one of my all-time favorite veggies, so I’m definitely going to make this soup again when I have the ingredients Tasha used in her version.
I love freshly ground flax SO much, I’m selling whole flax seeds so you can grind your own. That’s right: You can buy organic flax seed in my OpenSky shop – for only $7.49 per pound!!!
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What about you? Are you a “soup person” or do you detest soup? Do you love making a big pot of soup and savoring it day after day, or do you just get a craving for it once in a while and either buy soup from a restaurant so you won’t have leftovers, or eat it out of a can or at someone else’s house?
Raw foodie (purists): Do you splurge on hot soup once in a while during the colder months, or do you stick to raw soups only?
All of you, chime in – I adore reading your thoughts!!
And… I’m planning on posting about raw soup in an upcoming – so stay tuned! Plus, the delivery man has been kind to me and I’m going to give you a sneak peek at what he brought!